Keto Chicken Curry Recipe (3g Carbs)

5 from 215 votes

This delicious keto chicken curry recipe is mildly spicy and full of flavor, making it the perfect low-carb dinner for spice lovers.

If you love this chicken recipe, you’ll love my keto butter chicken. For something quick and easy, try my juicy keto grilled chicken thighs.

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Delicious and aromatic keto chicken curry.

Keto chicken curry makes a great low-carb mid-week feast. If you like your curry hotter, you can always add more chili.

We love spicy food and are constantly experimenting with making lots of low-carb curry recipes. The high fat in our various keto curry recipes seems to draw out and enhance the flavor of the spices even more.

The chicken is bathed in a delicious mix of spices and is best served with a side of  Keto Cauliflower Rice.

This low-carb keto curry recipe makes 8 servings. 1 serving has 3g net carbs.

Keto Chicken Curry Ingredients

  • 1 small Onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 Green Chili, roughly chopped
  • 1-inch knob of ginger, roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves of Garlic
  • ½ cup of Coriander, leaves, and stems
  • 3 tablespoons of Ghee
  • 2 teaspoon of Turmeric, ground
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of Cumin, ground
  • 1 teaspoon of Coriander, ground
  • 2 tablespoons of Tomato Paste
  • 2 pounds of Chicken Thigh, diced
  • 1 cup of Heavy Cream
  • 1 teaspoon of Salt

How to Make Keto Chicken Curry

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How to Make Keto Chicken Curry
  1. Add the onion, green chili, ginger, garlic, and fresh coriander to your food processor.
  2. Blend until all ingredients are finely chopped. If your food processor is struggling, add a tablespoon of water to help the ingredients move around.
  3. Scrape the mixture out of the food processor and into a large saucepan over low heat. Add the ghee and gently saute for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the turmeric, cumin, and ground coriander and gently saute for another 5 minutes.
  5. Add the tomato paste and stir well to combine with the other ingredients. Continue to cook for another 2 minutes before adding the diced chicken.
  6. Increase the heat to medium and cook the chicken in the spices for 10 minutes.
  7. Add the cream and salt, and reduce the heat until the curry is simmering. Simmer for 20-25 minutes until the chicken is cooked and the sauce thickens.
  8. Serve the Chicken Curry immediately with a side of Cauliflower Rice.
Keto chicken curry recipe.

The Best Keto Chicken Curry Recipe (3g Carbs)

This Fragrant & Tasty Keto Chicken Curry recipe is Delicious & Mildly Spicy with Low-Carb Ingredients. Lots of Healthy fats & Easy to make.

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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Indian, Indonesian
Cook Time: 40 minutes
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Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 serves
Calories: 414kcal
Author: Matt Dobson

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  • 1 small Onion roughly chopped
  • 1 large Green Chili roughly chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro leaves and stems
  • 3 tablespoons Ghee
  • 2 teaspoons Turmeric ground
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Cumin ground
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander ground
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 2 pounds Chicken Thighs
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Salt


  • In your food processor, add the onion, green chili, ginger, garlic and fresh coriander.
  • Blend until all ingredients are finely chopped. If your food processor is struggling, add a tablespoon of water to help the ingredients move around.
  • Scrape the mixture out of the food processor and into a large saucepan over low heat, add the ghee and gently saute for 10 minutes.
  • Add the turmeric, cumin and ground coriander and continue to gently saute for another 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste and stir well to combine with the other ingredients, continue to cook for another 2 minutes before adding the diced chicken.
  • Increase the heat to medium and cook the chicken in the spices for 10 minutes.
  • Add the cream and salt, and reduce the heat until the curry is simmering. Simmer for 20-25 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened.
  • Serve the Chicken Curry immediately with a side of Cauliflower Rice.



Serving: 150g | Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 166mg | Sodium: 442mg | Potassium: 337mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 654IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg
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How do you store chicken curry?

Chicken curry can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week or frozen for up to 3 months.

Keto Curry Recipes:

Adjust the serving amounts in the recipe card above to make the keto chicken curry recipe in a larger batch.

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I am the founder of My Keto Kitchen. I am a nutritionist, cooking enthusiast, and part-time Van Lifer! Along with a qualified chef, we have created a collection of delicious and healthy recipes.

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68 thoughts on “Keto Chicken Curry Recipe (3g Carbs)”

  1. 5 stars
    OMG This is the best recipe ever!!!! I didn’t have fresh coriander so I used cilantro. Was awesome. I love this recipe and I’m the most picky eater ever so with Keto sometimes it’s hard to find yummy food. I would make this again and again does not matter if I’m on the keto diet or not.

    • Just so you know for the future, cilantro IS fresh coriander. It is just rarely called that in N.Am. grocers. Generally here the seeds are called coriander and the leaves are called cilantro

  2. 5 stars
    My husband & I just made this for our meal prep. We could not find fresh coriander so we omitted that, used a can of diced green chilies, and cheated with a rotisserie chicken we bought at Sam’s. AMAZING! & so easy! This recipe is definitely going into our recipe rotation for meal prep!

  3. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious, satisfying and filling! So easy to make with readily available ingredients.
    Definitely a favourite in our house!

  4. 5 stars
    Hi. My keto daughter has also recently become dairy free. Can full fat coconut milk be substituted 1 for one with heavy cream?

    • Generally, you can’t replace heavy cream for coconut curry, but with this recipe, I think it will be fine, it will just taste more like a Thai curry. I hope that helps Stephanie.

  5. 5 stars
    This recipe was outstanding.
    Little effort for enormous taste.
    I think I could have eaten all the servers by myself.
    Absolutely lovely and thank you so much for the recipe.
    This one I will certainly make again and again.

  6. Hi, could I substitute ghee with butter or olive oil?

    Will this be ok for leftover chicken?

    Many thanks, Looks great!

    Best Wishes,

  7. Hi, the recipe says to serve immediately. Will the cream separate if I make it in advance and heat it up later? Thanks!

    • Hi Justine,

      No, the cream won’t separate if cooled then reheated. The immediately part refers to eating it hot 😉

  8. That’s so amazing, it’s a traditional Indian dish and famous worldwide and can be had at any meal. I have to shred many kadi recipes with folks, now I’m gonna try it your way. Thanks a lot.

  9. 5 stars
    I usually make curries with so many ingredients and it’s delicious but takes hours…This one is going to be my favorite ones from now on! I just added a red pepper and 2 tomatoes, and I blitzed the mix in my nutri bullet instead of the food processor! But it was insanely good anyway

    • So glad you liked it, Kim. Thank you for your kind words. I’ll pass them on to Gerri (she’s away at the moment)

  10. I love this recipe. I’ve made it numerous times and it’s always a hit with my whole family.
    Sometimes I am unable to get green chillies, so I use a green capsicum and some cayenne pepper to taste instead. Delicious.
    Thank you, I adore curry and this makes my keto journey much more doable!

  11. 5 stars
    Hi, I love Indian food with curry and tumeric. I want to cook the Keto chicken curry and trying to watch the video for it and can’t get the video. Also do all the recipes have a video.

    • Hi Rosemary,

      We don’t yet have a video of this recipe. About a third of the recipes on our website have a video, we are working on updating all the recipes to include a video but it will take some time.

  12. 5 stars
    How on Earth is this regarded as being good for you? It’s so easy to make, and tastes superb. Similar to butter chicken which is a firm favourite in our household. We’ve really got on board with Keto and this is great. We didn’t have it with any rice yet found it equally as good to eat. I found this a mild curry so will increase the amount of chilli next time. Thank you!

  13. 5 stars
    Fantastic! Just made this recipe and served it over cauliflower rice. After trying many chicken curry recipes to replicate an authentic Indian restaurant taste, I finally found this . Thank you! And it’s keto!!! This is a new favorite!

  14. 5 stars
    This recipe is a game changer. I look forward to eating this and never miss any “bad” foods. It is sooo delicious and satisfying that I have made a double batch, each week, for the last 4 weeks and my entire family gobbles it up without complaints! They even request more on my meal prep days! A million thanks to you and a request for any other easy, Indian inspired keto recipes would be very welcomed.

  15. Easy to prepare. My husband has a sweet tooth so I added a tablespoon of Splenda and he was in heaven. Cut the recipe in half as there are only 2 of us, and it still came out tasty. By the end of the evening, nothing left.

  16. 5 stars

    I was looking for something to make for dinner and came across this recipe. It looked interesting so I decided to give it a try. We were surprised at how delicious it is and yet so easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

  17. 5 stars
    Wow great recipe. I put half cream, half coconut milk wow. I thought afterwards to add some spinach next time. Thank you.

  18. 5 stars
    This was absolutely fabulous and restaurant quality. Thank you so much for sharing. I used a bit less cream and added some water instead to make it less rich. I also added cumin seeds to the cauliflower rice. I also used chicken breasts instead of thighs (as it was all I had to hand) and just reduced the cooking time. This is a 5-star recipe and it will be a firm favourite in our house.

  19. Can you tell me how you calculated the nutrition info?

    I use MyFitnessPal to log my meals and upon importing this recipe the Amount Per Serving is VERY different than yours, and i am hesitant to try this on the Keto diet. This is a dish my husband and I would love to try but our macros limit us to 25 or less grams of carbs/day.

    Here are the results from the import:
    Servings 10.0

    Amount Per Serving
    calories 370 % Daily Value *
    Total Fat 18 g 27 %
    Saturated Fat 9 g 46 %
    Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 117 mg 39 %
    Sodium 340 mg 14 %
    Potassium 450 mg 13 %
    Total Carbohydrate 32 g 11 %
    Dietary Fiber 2 g 9 %
    Sugars 3 g
    Protein 24 g 49 %
    Vitamin A 14 %
    Vitamin C 67 %
    Calcium 20 %
    Iron 15 %

    • Hi Victoria,

      Both Matt and I eat Keto, we know all about keeping carbs low! You just have to look at the ingredients to see that there are not many carbs in the recipe.

      I am very confused as to how you got the carbs so high in your calculations – there are only about 30g of carbs in the entire recipe. That being said; My Fitness Pal is notorious for having incorrect food data, I suggest that you go back and double check each of the ingredients that you have added. It can be helpful to do a google search of each of the ingredients to get an understanding of how many carbs different ingredients have.

      I hope that helps!

  20. 5 stars

    I made your keto chicken curry and it was amazing! I wasn’t sure what green chili to use though. I used Anaheim chilies, but what kind of green chili was I supposed to use?

    • Hi Nancy,

      We get chili’s at the supermarket here in Australia that are just called “green chilies” though any green colored chili will do 🙂

  21. 5 stars
    Hi, I really want to make this, are the ingredients accurate for 2 Servings?
    I use Metric and 0.24 teaspoons Cumin ground is a bit odd?

    Many Thanks

    • Hi Matt,

      The conversion is basically dividing the recipe by the number of serves that you put in. 0.24 teaspoons is just 1/4 of a teaspoon. I hope that helps.

  22. 5 stars
    Amazing! Accidentally used pepperoncini instead of green chili but still tasted great! Subbed olive oil for ghee.

    Better than the local Thai and Indian restaurants! Went perfectly with the cauliflower rice!

  23. Making for second time!!! Best curry ever! My husband wanted a non traditional Xmas meal so we are making your recipe!! Thank you again!!

  24. Hi this sounds so yum but I was wondering if I could use parsley instead of coriander as we don’t like that I will use the powder but not the herb thanks.

    • Hi Nathalie,

      Parsley has a very different flavor to coriander and will change the taste of the curry. I don’t recommend it, but you’re more than welcome to try it.

    • Hi Jean,

      Cilantro is fresh coriander, it’s just another name for it 🙂 The cilantro/coriander is used in the curry paste.

  25. This recipe is amazing! Even better the day after!! Thanks for delivering a fantastic recipe. One question, I’m hoping to remake for a good friend who’s dairy intolerant. Could this be made on coconut milk?

    • Hi Natalie,

      Thank you for your kind words, I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Yes, it can, though I would recommend using coconut cream for the added fat content. I’d love to hear how it goes 🙂

  26. 5 stars
    Wow. There are no words to explain how I felt about this recipe. It was better than any Indian restaurant I’ve ever been tooand bonus… it’s keto! Thank you so much!

  27. I’m on keto, and I had a severe craving for Indian food. This recipe hit the spot! I dare say it was better than my local Indian restaurant. Thanks for the recipe!

  28. I have got to say that this is the yummiest chicken curry I have ever eaten! The whole family loved it and I’ve had the left overs for breakfast! Will definitely be making this again! It was a winner!

  29. I wanted to try making a curry from scratch and this turned out delicious. I am now keen to try your other curry recipes.

  30. You weren’t kidding, this is both easy and delicious! Thank you for creating an amazing recipe that is a keto comfort food. This will be a regular meal in our home.


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